Trucking (TRK) at Tidewater Community College


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TRK 101 - DOT Safety Rules and Regulations
Includes an intensive study of the Department of Transportation and state and local laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry as applied to the professional operation of commercial vehicles.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
TRK 102 - Preventive Maintenance for Truck Drivers
Focuses on the fundamentals of preventive maintenance and inspection procedures for gasoline and diesel powered tractor-trailers. Includes drivelines, brake systems, electrical system and accessories encountered by the professional truck driver.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
TRK 103 - Tractor Trailer Driving
Prepares the prospective driver to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. Provides practical training in over-the-road and city driving, including backing skills, and pre-trip inspection. Emphasizes defensive driving.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 12 hours. Total 15 hours per week.
9 credits
TRK 110 - Survey of the Trucking Industry
Provides an overview of the trucking industry, and the characteristics of the professional truck driver. Emphasizes the uses of technology in the trucking industry, including simulators, mobile information management and communication, and electronic mapping techniques. Provides an introduction to the transportation of hazardous materials and environmental issues.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
TRK 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits